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Incubation period for herpes zoster

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 41 years experience
Shingles: Herpes zoster is the medical word for shingles. When you get chicken pox the virus (herpes) rests in a nerve of your spine. Years later, if you are un... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management 17 years experience
Shingle's Diet : There is no well studied scientific evidence that a certain food should be eaten or avoided in setting of herpez zoster (shingles). A healthy varied d... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 19 years experience
Herpes zoster : Classic presentation is dermatomally-based unilateral eruption, mostly vesicles, later forming scabs, Thoracolumbar most frequent. Facial or eyes inv... Read More
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Herpes zoster: Shingles occurs in people with history of prior chicken pox. Can occur many years after chicken pox when the persons immune system gets weak. The lesi... Read More
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Rash and pain: HerpesZoster(Shingles) is caused by Varicella(Chickenpox)virus.which is reactivated in persons body several years after having had Chicken Pox. Typica... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
It is possible: that Herpes Zoster opthalmicus causes lagophthalmos.
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
VHZ India?: ± 1 million cases/year in usa and 1, 5 million cases in the european union. Couldn't find recent data for india. Try who http://www.Who.Int/en/ you ca... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Lagophthalmos causes: Lagophthalmos the inability to close the eyelid completely. This results from damage to the 7th cranial nerve or 'facial' nerve. There are many possib... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
You could say that: Herpes zoster (shingles) is generally a disease of the skin. However, it's possible to get zoster meningitis (infection in the spinal fluid), encepha... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Balin
Dermatology 47 years experience
Herpes zoster: If a person is breaking out with shingles (herpes zoster reactivation) there is internal antiviral medication that the person should start immediately... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: Just be gentile water will not harm the rash but it is very painful . It is nerve pain so what may seem to be an innocuous thing could be very painfu... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
No: The two are different viruses and antibodies to these viruses are distinguishable.

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